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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Section 16: Exception to requirement to make monitoring check

93.This section lists regulated activity (in relation to vulnerable adults) in relation to which regulated activity providers are exempted from the obligation to make an appropriate check under section 11, and from the offence under section 10 of employing an individual who is known or suspected not to be subject to monitoring. Subsection (1) sets out the activities in respect of which the exemption applies. These include activities carried out for the purposes of prisons and certain activities targeted at individuals because of their age, health or disability. In cases where the exemptions apply checks may still be made but are not mandatory. The section contains a provision which allows for this list to be amended in the future. A sun-setting subsection provides that the exemptions in relation to recreational, social, sporting or educational activity, housing and prescribed welfare services will only apply for three years after commencement of any provision of the section, or at such later date as the Secretary of State may specify by order.

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